Tour the World

2012 Festival

Fri, May 4 @ 12:30 pm

The setting is as much a star in these films as the characters. Enjoy a romantic walk in Venice and a drive down the Eyre Highway across the Nullarbor Plain of Australia. Learn the origins of Tomatina, the annual tomato fight in Spain, and the source of Japan’s resilience when disaster strikes.

Films in this package

Survivors in the areas hardest hit by Japan’s 2011 tsunami find the courage to rebuild as cherry blossom season begins.  Nominated for an Oscar in 2012 for Best Documentary Short.

A surreal comedy about the origins of Tomatina, the annual tomato fight that began in 1945 as a result of a love triangle between Pepe and Alfonsito over the affections of Encarna.

A young man and woman look for each other in Venice, a labyrinth of streets, bridges and canals. Anonymous (Anónimos)

The Eyre Highway through Australia’s Nullarbor Plain has the longest stretch of straight road in the world – perfect for passing a slow motorist, but in this desolate landscape, will it be the tortoise or the hare who wins the day?  Won Best Animation Short Film at the 2011 Melbourne International Film Festival among others.